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By Maryanne W. Waweru Freetown, Sierra Leone – Early one morning as 31-year-old Fatama Kamara performed her regular chores in the house, she momentarily stopped to listen to an announcement blazing though a loudspeaker in her neighborhood. It was an ...
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused great disruptions in health systems and services. This has affected people’s access to basic services, including those around sexual and reproductive health (SRH). The most affected are those who already experience marked health inequities under ...
28-year-old Kader Avonnon is the Program Assistant -Youth, Gender and Advocacy in IPPF’s MA in Benin - Association Béninoise pour la Promotion de la Famille (ABPF). He is a delegate at the ongoing International Conference on AIDS and STIs in ...
The Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) is taking the lead in campaigning for Malawi’s population growth management. The church takes family planning messages to pulpits in churches with supportive scriptures from the bible to demystify the misconception that Family Planning ...
In Ethiopia, an estimated 24% of women had an unmet need for modern contraception in 2017, with rural communities forming a significant portion of those who lack access to family planning services. While there has indeed been a rise in ...
Today is World Population Day, a day established by the United Nations Development Programme to highlight the urgency and importance of population issues. Current estimates indicate that roughly 83 million people are being added to the world’s population every year ...
Mr. Boithabiso Sithole is the National Chairperson of the Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association (LPPA). Boithabiso has been a volunteer with LPPA for the last 34 years. In this interview with Maryanne W. Waweru, he shares insights about his motivation for ...
31-year-old Nthabiseng Chetane’s choice of health facility whenever she needs respective services is the Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association (LPPA) Thakaneng clinic, located in the capital city of Maseru. Nthabiseng is also a volunteer peer educator who has been involved in ...
Cynthia is a young 23 year-old lady from Kenya. She tells us of her experience working on a youth-centered project at Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK). “Before I joined the Access, Services and Knowledge (ASK) project, I had never seen ...
23 year-old Nhanna Apami Intchami is a Youth Action Movement (YAM) member from the West-African country of Guinea Bissau. Tell us a little more about Nhanna, and your engagement in YAM –Guinea Bissau I come from a polygamous family. We ...